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The Administrative Council of the CPVO, having regard to Articles 35(2) and 36(1)(c) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2100/94, determined on 30 September 2015, that for five years from 1 January 2016 the 5 committees in the Office shall be kept unchanged with the functions described below:
- Committee 1
- To decide on a petition for a declaration of nullity in relation to a Community plant variety right or for the cancellation thereof; and
- the award of costs arising out of proceedings relating to such a petition.
- Committee 2
- To decide on an application for a compulsory exploitation right or a non-exclusive exploitation right.
- Committee 3
- To decide on an application for a Community plant variety right; and
- the validity of an objection to the grant of a right.
- Committee 4
- To decide on a proposal for a variety denomination and on any subsequent amendment of a variety denomination.
- Committee 5
- To decide on the non-suspensory effect of an Appeal and on restituto in integrum; and
- the award of costs arising out of Appeal proceedings
By decision of the President of the CPVO, with effect from 01 July 2018 shall be as follows:
|Committee 1||Francesco Mattina (Chair), Gerhard Schuon and Anne Weitz||
|Committee 2||Francesco Mattina (Chair), Gerhard Schuon and Anne Weitz||
|Committee 3||Gerhard Schuon (Chair), Francesco Mattina and Anne Weitz||
|Committee 4||Jean Maison (Chair), Francesco Mattina and Gerhard Schuon||
|Committee 5||Francesco Mattina (Chair), Gerhard Schuon and Anne Weitz||